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Durick Library 50th Anniversary

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Durick Library in 1968.  Join us in celebrating the occasion!


Open Reading - Thursday, February 1, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Special Collections Room

Everyone is invited to come read aloud—a poem or two, a brief piece of prose, a dramatic sketch, either an original composition or a favorite by some other writer to help celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary. Readings related to a library theme are especially invited—but as always, we welcome writing of all sorts.

Back to the 60's Mixer - Friday, February 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm - Main Floor

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are all invited to the celebration! Please join us at the Back to the Sixties Library Mixer on Friday, February 2, 6-8 pm. Our friend Jerome Allen from IT (dressed in 60’s attire) will be dj for the event. There will be space for dancing and space for mingling and talking. 60’s garb encouraged!

ECTP Dance 1960s

Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? - Friday, February 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm - Dailey Room

The Librarians of Durick challenge you to compete at the "Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?" Trivia Night. Team up with your friends and try to beat our team of librarians for a chance to win one of three great prizes. Contact Kelsey Fleming ( to register.  Please include your team name, team captain and contact info, and the number of people on the team (3 –5).  Please register by Monday 2/12.

National Library Week / International Coffee Hour - Wednesday, April 11, 3:15pm-4:15pm - St. Edmund's Hall study lounge

Durick Library staff invites students, faculty, and staff members to celebrate libraries and spring sunshine.

Tie Dye Party - Friday, April 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm - Durick's Den

Release your inner hippie!  Make a righteous tie dye with your favorite groovy librarians.  The first 100 students will get a free tee shirt or bring your own white cotton item to dye.

Bill Ellis: An Evening of Praise and Protest - Friday, April 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Main Floor

Roots performer William Lee Ellis presents “Woke Up This Morning: An Evening of Praise and Protest,” featuring music of the 1960s’ folk and blues revival as well as newly composed songs in the tradition. Songs to include: “Freedom Highway,” “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Freedom),” and “If I Had My Way.”

Ron Jacobs: Two Stories about Libraries - Friday, April 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm - Special Collections Room

In his last Durick Library appearance as a storyteller, Ron Jacobs will read, appropriately enough, two stories that are about his favorite place to work—libraries.

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